Law Frederick.tifProf. em. Frederick "Rick" Lorenz, LL.M. grew up in New York City and obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from Marquette University. He served a career in the US Marine Corps as a judge advocate, retiring as a colonel in 1998. He obtained an LLM (With Highest Honors) from George Washington University in Land Use Management and Control and practiced environmental/land use law between 1982 and 1991. In 1992 he joined the First Marine Expeditionary Force and was the senior legal advisor for the United Nations authorized military intervention in Somalia. He returned there as the senior legal advisor to General Anthony Zinni for the UN evacuation in 1995. In 1996 he served in Bosnia as a senior legal advisor for the NATO implementation force and went on to teach Political Science and Environmental Security at the National Defense University. In 1998 he spent a year as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in St Petersburg, Russia, teaching courses in international law, environmental law, and US foreign policy. In 2000 he served as a United Nations Legal Affairs officer in Kosovo, working in the UN Civil Administration. In 2022 he retired after twenty years as a Senior Lecturer at the Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS), University of Washington (UW), his courses included Data, Science, and Diplomacy, and International Humanitarian Law (the Law of Armed Conflict). Between 2016 and 2019 was the Program Director for the JSIS winter quarter in Rome, Italy, teaching a course on NATO and leading a JSIS Task Force on NATO and Hybrid Warfare Threats from Russia. He is currently a Senior Peace Fellow with the Public International Law and Policy Group, see

He resides with his wife Joan in Tacoma, Washington.